The other independent plane which was a private tour had four cruise passengers onboard and one pilot, everyone on that plane has sadly died. "My hopes and prayers that they find the missing person [s] and the injured make a speedy and complete recovery".
Local media says the US Coast Guard confirmed five people have died in the tragic collision.
Global Affairs Canada says Canadian consular officials in Seattle were in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and provide assistance as needed.
It is believed that the planes - a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver (carrying four guests) and a de Havilland Otter DHC-3 (carrying 10 guests) - collided in mid-air, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, Anchorage Daily News reported.
Princess Cruises said nine of its passengers, who were on the larger aircraft operated by Taquan Airlines, were rescued and receiving medical attention. All the dead were identified late on Tuesday, and 14 of those on board the planes were American.
Another two people are missing.
The two planes collided around 1 p.m. (5 p.m. ET).
Betty Hill, a passenger now on the Royal Princess from California, said the news was announced to cruise passengers around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Visitors marvel at the lakes, snowcapped peaks and glacier valleys in the wilderness area.
The Washington DC-based investigative team from the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive in Ketchikan on Tuesday afternoon, agency spokesman Peter Knudson said.
The planes were carrying passengers from a cruise ship which departed from Vancouver on Saturday.
Ten other people were injured, and have been taken to hospital for treatment.
Princess Cruises in its release said two passengers and the pilot were among those killed in this plane.
The Royal Princess cruise is now sailing on a seven-day "Voyage of the Glaciers" cruise that departed from Vancouver on May 11.
Ten passengers and a pilot were aboard one float plane, a de Havilland Otter DHC-3, operated by Taquan Air.
Passengers on the seven day cruise, which docked in Juneau early Tuesday morning, are said to be quiet and somber as they continue on their vacation.
All who survived were in fair or good condition, Marty West, a spokeswoman for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, told The Associated Press. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
A spokesperson for Taquan Air, the operator of the Otter, said the company had suspended operations while federal authorities investigate the deadly crash.